The 20-year-old expects to graduate in December from Computer Science and in Fall 2018 from Digital Media Design.
In addition to his academics, Garza is a member of the Pool Sharks Club and the Veteran Students Alliance Club. He also volunteers at his church and holds a part-time job to pay for school.
What are your plans after graduation?
After I graduate I plan on continuing my education either at TSTC for an associate degree in Business Management Technology or for a bachelor’s degree in one of my selected fields. I also hope to intern or work for my cousin’s advertising company.
What’s your dream job?
My dream job is to work for Apple. I hope one day to manage their user interface sector.
What has been your greatest accomplishment while at TSTC?
My greatest accomplishment while at TSTC has been becoming more active on campus, meeting new people and building great relationships.
What greatest lesson have you learned about yourself or life?
There is one thing I have learned and always carry with me. Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, once said, “Stay young and stay foolish.” Whenever I begin to feel overwhelmed or stressed, I remember that I have to make sure my life remains fun.
Who at TSTC has had the greatest influence on your success?
I have to give props to several people: first and foremost Victor and Blanca Garza, my parents; John White, my composition instructor; Dr. Richard Kirk, my world religion instructor; and Edith Romero, my best friend. All of these people remind me every day why I’m here and are always supportive. I also tend to put others before me, and they make sure I think about myself even if it is only every once in a while.
What is your advice for future TSTC students?
The advice I have for future and present TSTC students is to plan out what you’re going to do. Don’t procrastinate. Also, don’t stress out too much. It’s important to have fun.